Updated (January, 2012): Compare the Canon ELPH 520 HS vs Canon PowerShot SX150 IS

Canon ELPH 500 HS

Canon ELPH 500 HS

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Canon PowerShot SX150 IS

Canon PowerShot SX150 IS

     

Reasons to buy the Canon ELPH 500 HS

Wide aperture
Aperture
f/2.0
Full HD
Movie format
1080p @ 24fps
Wide angle lens
Wide angle
24 mm
Large screen
Screen size
3.2"
 

Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot SX150 IS

We are not aware of any reasons to consider buying the Canon PowerShot SX150 IS over the Canon ELPH 500 HS.
 

differences

Advantages of the Canon 500 HS

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Aperture
Much wider aperture
f/2.0 vs f/3.4
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At its widest zoom, the 500 HS's lens captures much more light (1.5 f-stops)
Supports 24p
Supports 24p
Yes vs No
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Get that real film feel
Movie format
Higher resolution movies
1080p @ 24fps vs 720p @ 30fps
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Shoots higher resolution Full HD (1080p) video but at a lower frame rate
Touch screen
Has a touch screen
Yes vs No
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Fewer buttons to worry about and direct interaction with camera menus
Wide angle
Better wide angle
24 mm vs 28 mm
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More than 10% better wide angle
Sensor type
Has a CMOS-family sensor
CMOS vs CCD
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CMOS-family sensors often produce better quality images
High-speed framerate
Records high-speed movies
240 fps vs None
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Capture events too fast for the naked eye and play them back in super-slow motion
Screen resolution
Higher resolution screen
461k dots vs 230k dots
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More than 2x higher resolution screen
Screen size
Larger screen
3.2" vs 3.0"
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Around 10% larger screen
Size
Smaller
100x55x25 mm vs 113x73x46 mm
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2.7x smaller
Light sensitivity
Better maximum light sensitivity
3,200 ISO vs 1,600 ISO
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The 500 HS's maximum light sensitivity is 1 f-stop better
Continuous shooting
Shoots faster
3.4 fps vs 0.9 fps
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Around 4x faster continuous shooting
Weight
Lighter
185 g vs 306 g
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Around 40% lighter
Thickness
Thinner
1" vs 1.8"
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Around 50% thinner
Lowest price
Slightly cheaper
$140.62 vs $191.29
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The best price we've seen is $51 cheaper (around 30% less)
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Advantages of the Canon SX150 IS

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Macro focus
Better macro capability
1 cm vs 3 cm
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Focus on subjects 3x closer to the lens
Fastest shutter speed
Much faster max shutter speed
1/2500s vs 1/1000s
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2.5x faster max shutter speed
Zoom
Slightly more zoom
12x vs 4.4x
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More than 7.5x more zoom
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recommendations

Snapsort can't make a recommendation (yet) because it doesn't have enough data yet about the 500 HS.

similarities

Compared to recent digicams

Common Strengths

Snapsort is not aware of any interesting strengths shared by these two products.

Common Weaknesses
Viewfinder No viewfinders Help
Can only preview photos on the screen
Panorama Neither camera stitches together panoramas Help
You could stitch photos in post
Supports RAW No RAW support Help
Less editing fidelity
HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
You could do HDR manually
Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
Less flexible
Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
500 HS:3.4 fps
SX150 IS:0.9 fps
Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
500 HS:3,200 ISO
SX150 IS:1,600 ISO

competitors

Shared Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

No significant shared competitors found.

Canon ELPH 500 HS Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Canon ELPH 520 HS

Canon PowerShot ELPH 520 HS

Ultra compact

$150 - $189

Macro focus Better macro capability
Fastest shutter speed Much faster max shutter speed
Aperture Much narrower aperture
Touch screen No touch screen
Canon ELPH 300 HS

Canon ELPH 300 HS

Compact

$229

Fastest shutter speed Much faster max shutter speed
Shutter lag Slightly less shutter lag
Aperture Narrower aperture
Screen size Significantly smaller screen
Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

Compact

$199

Fastest shutter speed Much faster max shutter speed
Weight Slightly lighter
Aperture Narrower aperture
Touch screen No touch screen
Canon ELPH 510 HS

Canon ELPH 510 HS

Travel zoom

$125 - $200

Macro focus Better macro capability
Fastest shutter speed Much faster max shutter speed
Aperture Much narrower aperture
Supports 24p No 24p support
Canon Powershot S100

Canon Powershot S100

Pro digicam

$218 - $400

HDR Has in-camera HDR
GPS Has a GPS
Touch screen No touch screen
Screen size Smaller screen

Canon PowerShot SX150 IS Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Canon PowerShot SX160 IS

Canon PowerShot SX160 IS

Travel zoom

$129 - $198

Battery life Much longer battery life
Zoom Slightly more zoom
Aperture Slightly narrower aperture
Canon PowerShot SX130 IS

Canon PowerShot SX130 IS

Travel zoom

$178

Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

Super zoom

$349 - $399

Zoom Much more zoom
Supports 24p Supports 24p
Size Significantly larger
Screen size Smaller screen
Canon PowerShot A710 IS

Canon PowerShot A710 IS

Digicam

$500

Aperture Wider aperture
Size Slightly smaller
Wide angle Significantly worse wide angle
Screen size Significantly smaller screen
Canon PowerShot SX170 IS

Canon PowerShot SX170 IS

Travel zoom

$119 - $164

Battery life Much longer battery life
Zoom Slightly more zoom
Aperture Slightly narrower aperture

appearance

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